Samuel Bert Boadi-Kusi

Samuel Bert Boadi-Kusi
University of Cape Coast | UCC · Department of Optometry and Vision Science

PhD, MPhil, OD, BSc

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PurposeTo compare anterior segment parameters between myopes with and without primary open-angle glaucoma using Pentacam scheimpflug tomography.Methods This was a single-center retrospective cross-sectional study. Records of patients examined with a Pentacam scheimpflug tomographer (Wavelight—Allegro Oculyzer, GmbH, Erlangen, Germany) were reviewed...
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Background To investigate the impact of dry eye syndrome (DES) on dry eye-related quality of life (QoL) in patients with type 2 diabetes. Research design and methods Evaluation of DES included assessment of meibomian gland function, tear break-up time (TBUT), Schirmer test, fluorescein ocular surface staining, and Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSD...
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Purpose To assess age-and sex-related differences of anterior segment parameters in a myopic clinical sample. Methods This clinic-based retrospective study involved eligible subjects grouped into myopia (i.e., low-to-moderate) and high myopia. Demographics and anterior segment parameters measures were recorded and analyzed. Results Some 153 eligi...
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Objective: To evaluate dry eye disease and meibomian gland dysfunction among type 2 diabetes patients. Methods: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted. Parameters assessed included meibum expressibility and quality, Schirmer test 1, tear breakup time (TBUT), ocular surface staining, blink rates and Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSD...
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Significance: The reported inter-racial differences in normative data for parameters of accommodation call for investigating population-specific normative values. The study investigated and presents expected data for accommodative parameters among Ghanaian children. Purpose: To determine expected values for parameters of accommodation among scho...
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The study aimed to evaluate and compare anterior segment parameters between keratoconic eyes and eyes with high myopic astigmatism using Pentacam Scheimpflug tomography. This was a retrospective cross-sectional study that included sixty keratoconic eyes (thirty-two persons) and seventy-three eyes (forty-six persons) with high myopic astigmatism wit...
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Objective Glare caused by the headlights of on-coming vehicles risk safe driving at night. The study aimed to determine the relationship between glare exposure and nighttime driving performance among commercial drivers in Ghana. Methods This cross-sectional study involved commercial drivers with complaints of nighttime driving difficulties (N = 80...
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Public transport plays an important role in improving mobility for persons with visual impairment. Commercial drivers are major stakeholders in ensuring that there are efficient and accessible public transport systems on university campuses that have a relatively high number of persons with visual impairment. We conducted a cross-sectional survey a...
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Health education is key in the prevention of Ophthalmia Neonatorum (ON). However, health education in relation to eye care in Ghana is very low. To determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAPs) of mothers on Ophthalmia Neonatorum (eye infection in newborns), a descriptive cross-sectional design was adopted, using a standardised interviewe...
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Significance: With reported population differences in parameters of nonstrabismic binocular vision, the present study investigated and reports normative data among a sample of African children. Purpose: This study aimed to determine expected binocular visual function data among schoolchildren in the Central Region of Ghana. Methods: The study...
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In developing countries such as Ghana, ophthalmia neonatorum (ON) remains a public health concern. This is because of its unknown etiology patterns, the growing concerns of antibiotic resistance strains and the contribution of ON to childhood blindness. This study was therefore conducted to determine the causative agents, risk factors and the antib...
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This study investigated the infection prevention and control measures adopted by eye care practitioners in Ghana and South Africa during the lockdown phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was used to investigate infection prevention and control measures by eye care practitioners in Ghana (n=189) and South Africa (n=92...
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Purpose To evaluate the 5-item dry eye questionnaire (DEQ-5) for measurement precision and unidimensionality, and assess the ability of Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), McMonnies Dry Eye Questionnaire (MQ), Ocular Comfort Index questionnaires (OCI), and DEQ to predict clinical measures of DED in an African population. Method Participants (n =...
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Background: Low vision and blindness have significant implications, resulting in a generally reduced quality of life amongst the sufferers. Aim: To determine the prevalence and causes of low vision and blindness amongst learners at the Akropong School for the Blind. Setting: The study was conducted in Akropong School for the Blind, Ghana. Methods:...
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Low vision care and rehabilitation is often limited by access to assistive devices especially in low resourced countries due to their high cost and unavailability. Smartphones have the potential to serve as an alternative assistive device for people living with severe visual impairment and blindness (SVIB). This study aims to investigate the use of...
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Purpose: To describe the prevalence, ergonomic factors associated with computer vision syndrome (CVS), as well as knowledge and practices of computer usage among bank workers in the Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana. Materials and methods: A comprehensive eye examination was performed for 139 bankers in the Cape Coast Metropolis. Measurements of ergo...
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The recently identified novel coronavirus (CoV), the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While published data about other highly infectious human COVs [that is, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (...
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Clinical significance Ophthalmic nutrition education programs and good dietary patterns are of considerable significance to ocular health outcomes. Background The study aimed at assessing the level of ophthalmic nutrition knowledge and to compare the dietary patterns between different ophthalmic patients. Methods Four hundred and ninety‐two adult...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of computer vision syndrome (CVS) and its associated ergonomic factors among university administrative staff in Ghana. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 200 administrative staff of the University of Cape Coast. The procedure included a self-administered questionnaire, co...
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Background Diabetes mellitus (DM) is becoming an epidemic disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. DM causes vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy (DR), which can be largely delayed in its onset or progression and even preventable if the potential risk factors for the disease are identified early and the appropriate therapy and lifestyle changes are made....
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Background: There was a need to document population-expected normative data for parameters of non-strabismic binocular vision (NSBV) as the analysis and diagnosis of binocular vision disorders required comparison of patient’s clinical signs with expected data in their specific population.Aim: This article sought to review and map population-expecte...
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Purpose: To determine normative values of retinal nerve fibre layer thickness (RNFL) and optic nerve head (ONH) parameters and their association with routine clinical tests such as refractive error (RE), stereoacuity (SA), and contrast sensitivity (CS) in an African population. Methods: In a cross-sectional observational study, 100 normal subjec...
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Aim: To design and validate a MNREAD Asante Twi version reading chart, to aid in the assessment of near visual acuity of natives Ghanaians. Methods: Cross-sectional and experimental designs were employed in phases I and II respectively of this study. The chart was developed using 20 transited pupils in class four in the Kumasi metropolis in phase I...
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Aim: To design and validate a MNREAD Asante Twi version reading chart, to aid in the assessment of near visual acuity of natives Ghanaians. Methods: Cross-sectional and experimental designs were employed in phases I and II respectively of this study. The chart was developed using 20 transited pupils in class four in the Kumasi metropolis in phas...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyse eye health delivery in Ghana and examine the progress towards achieving VISION 2020 indicator targets. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted between October 2017 and May 2018. It used a mixed method approach including desk-based reviews, a questionnaire-based survey of eye fac...
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Aim: This study sought to ascertain the usefulness of sea water (SW) in the treatment of infectious conjunctivitis as a homemade medicine. Methods: The SW was collected at the sea shore (Gulf of Guinea) in Cape Coast, into a sterile container and kept at 4 °C. This was prepared into different concentrations for assaying in comparison to Normal Sali...
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Significance: Self-adjustable spectacles are increasingly being used in refractive service delivery programs in developing countries. Despite the success of self-refraction as a refraction technique, compliance with actual wear of adjustable spectacles has not been evaluated. Findings in this study have significant programmatic implications for th...
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Background: Human resources for eye health are inequitably distributed in most developing countries including Ghana. In spite of this, most eye care workers are concentrated in urban areas to the disadvantage of rural dwellers who need the services of these workers the most. The aim of the study was to investigate factors that will influence Ghanai...
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Purpose . The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ocular disorders in HIV positive patients attending the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Ghana. Methods . A cross-sectional study using systematic random sampling was conducted on 295 HIV positive patients. Data collection consisted of semistructured questionnaires, laboratory investigation, medi...
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The study examined the ocular health of agricultural workers in the fisheries sub sector with the aim of establishing a possible correlation between the work place hazards and their ocular health. A multi-stage random sampling (involving 683 subjects, 358 fishmongers and 325 fishers) was employed. Ocular hazards encountered at the work place includ...
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Purpose: To determine the prevalence and causes of visual impairment and blindness among cocoa farmers in Ghana in order to formulate early intervention strategies. Methods: A cross-sectional study using multistage random sampling from four cocoa growing districts in Ghana was conducted from November 2013 to April 2014. A total of 512 cocoa farm...
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To investigate the refractive and non-strabismic binocular vision status of Optometry students in University of Cape Coast, Ghana and to establish any associations between these conditions. A cross sectional study of 105 Optometry students were taken through a comprehensive optometric examination to investigate the refractive and non-strabismic bin...
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In the South African context visual fitness testing prior to issuing a learner's, driving license or authorizing the renewal of a driving license has been legislated since 1998. Of all the medical fitness disqualifiers, visual fitness has been prioritized as perhaps the most important medical condition to be verified through eye-testing procedure a...
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Background: Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness globally, and treatment involves considerable cost to stakeholders in healthcare. However, there is infrequent availability of cost information and patterns of management, especially in developing countries. This study determined the cost of the medical management of POAG, adherenc...
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Background: The work environment of cocoa farmers exposes them to several ocular hazards that predispose them to eye diseases and injuries. However, the extent of ocular injuries and health seeking patterns following these injuries are unknown among cocoa farmers in Ghana. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of ocular injuries and health see...
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Purpose: To conduct the first ever population-based survey on ocular toxoplasmosis in the Central Region of Ghana. Methods: A cross-sectional population-based study was conducted in three randomly selected communities in the Central Region, Ghana. Visual acuity (VA) measurement, dilated fundus examination by indirect ophthalmoscopy and serology...
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Purpose: Review patients in hospitals of Ghana mostly do not have adequate knowledge of their diagnosis or have insufficient information about their medications. This study therefore aimed at assessing Ghanaian Ophthalmic Patients’ knowledge of their ocular diagnosis and prescribed medications at their point of discharge. Method: The study was a ho...
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Aim To determine the relationship between some visual functions: colour vision defects, abnormal stereopsis, visual acuity and the occurrence of road traffic accident (RTAs) among commercial vehicle drivers in the central region of Ghana, and to assess their knowledge of these anomalies. Method A descriptive cross-sectional study employing a multi...
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To determine the factors that are associated with the use of protective eyewear (PEW) among cocoa farmers in Ghana, a multistage random sample of 556 cocoa farmers were recruited from four districts in the country. A questionnaire was used to elicit information on the use of PEW and barriers to its use among these farmers. Only 34 (6.1%) participan...
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Purpose: To conduct an ocular health and safety assessment of mechanics in the Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana. Methods: Using a multistage sampling approach, 500 mechanics were enumerated from a population of 1200 artisans (550 being mechanics). We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study using a structured questionnaire where all participants w...
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The study was conducted to profile optometrists and optometric practices in Ghana. An online survey was conducted among 146 optometrists, who were registered with the Ghana Optometric Association (GOA). It included questions on their demographics, equipment, ophthalmic procedures routinely conducted and the barriers to providing a full scope of opt...
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To determine the accuracy of self-refraction (SR) in myopic teenagers, we compared visual and refractive outcomes of self-refracting spectacles (FocusSpecs) with those obtained using cycloplegic subjective refraction (CSR) as a gold standard. A total of 203 eligible schoolchildren (mean [±SD] age, 13.8 [±1.0] years; 59.1% were female) completed an...
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Background In the absence of adequate services, patients have to rely on the few health professionals that they do come into contact with to advise them on their treatment options. The aim of this study was to determine the level of awareness and knowledge of glaucoma, and the association between these factors and self-care practices among final ye...
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Cocoa farming provides employment for over 800,000 households in rural Ghana, with the country currently touted as the second largest producer of cocoa worldwide. Agriculture is one of the riskiest occupations for the eyes due to the numerous ocular hazards on farms. The authors conducted an ocular health assessment among cocoa farmers at Mfuom, a...
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ABSTRACT Cocoa farming provides employment for over 800,000 households in rural Ghana, with the country currently touted as the second largest producer of cocoa worldwide. Agriculture is one of the riskiest occupations for the eyes due to the numerous ocular hazards on farms. The authors conducted an ocular health assessment among cocoa farmers at...
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Optometry is only provided at tertiary level in two institutions in Ghana, with an average of 50 students graduating each year for a population of approximately 24.6 million. No information on the demography of optometry students and factors that influence their choice of optometry as a career and institution of learning is available. This informat...
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Aim: To evaluate the association between serum lipids and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in type 2 diabetic subjects. Study Design: Cross-sectional observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Diabetes and Ophthalmology units of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, between September 2011 and June 2012. Methodol...
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: The African continent, with a population of more than one billion and 55 recognized developing countries, is still grappling in some countries with socioeconomic and other challenges inherent in developing countries. The continent is working toward a single political entity known as the African Union, and development is taking place faster than e...
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Purpose: To examine the perception of farmers on their vision and the utilization of eye-care services. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted among cocoa farmers at Mfuom, a rural farming community in Ghana using structured questionnaires, and there was an assessment of distance visual acuity using the Snellen E chart. Resu...
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Introduction: Despite being more affected by visual impairment and blindness than any other population age group, the elderly are least likely to seek help when faced with eye problems. Eye care utilization among the aged is influenced by a number of predisposing, enabling and need factors. Aim: To assess the eye care needs and utilization of eye c...
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Purpose: As people age, the risk of visual impairment increases because the major eye diseases that cause visual disorders are age-related. By the age of 65, 1 in 3 people suffer from some degree of eye disease that contributes to impaired vision. This study assessed ocular disorders, visual impairment, and blindness among an elderly population at...
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Purpose: As people age, the risk of visual impairment increases because the major eye diseases that cause visual disorders are age-related. By the age of 65, 1 in 3 people suffer from some degree of eye disease that contributes to impaired vision. This study assessed ocular disorders, visual impairment, and blindness among an elderly population at...
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Because mining is an important industrial sector in many parts of the world, substantial progress has been made in the control of occupational health hazards associated with it. However, there are possibilities for further risk reduction. A cross-sectional study was conducted at Goldfields (Gh.) Ltd., Tarkwa to find out the prevalence of self repor...
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The focus of this study was to evaluate the visual status of mine workers who were directly involved in mining and/or are exposed to the mining environment. A hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted. Four hundred and six (406) workers were conveniently sampled for the study. Information on their socio-demographic data was also collected....
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Purpose: To evaluate post-operative visual outcomes after cataract surgeries performed at 2 tertiary referral hospitals in Ghana Methods: A retrospective consecutive case review of hospital –elective-cataract surgeries of all ages performed at two tertiary referral centers in Southern Ghana during a 3-year-period was carried out. Data was compiled...

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